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Entertainment News Written by  AKA Monday, 27 February 2012 01:03 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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The reggae music industry is mourning the loss of Okeene Brevett, son of the Lloyd Brevett of the legendary Skatalites.



Barrett was shot dead in his home community of Seaview Gardens in St Andrew early Sunday morning only a few hours
after receiving a JARIA award at Emancipation Park on behalf of his father who was unable to attend because of ailing health.

Lloyd Brevett is a co-founder and former upright bass player of The Skatalites. The group, which was formed in 1964 with some of Jamaica’s top musicians at the time, has recorded over 20 albums and toured the world extensively.

Among their classic recordings are Guns Of Navarone, Confucius and Freedom Sounds. They also backed several top artistes of the day, including The Wailers on the 1964 hit song Simmer Down.

Of the nine original members of the group, only Brevett and Lester Sterling are still alive.

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